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Around the Store in 31 Days: Day Eight

Brian Hibbs

Did I mention that I’m making this up as I go along? I don’t have a list books that I’m covering or anything, I’m just wandering in the store each day and coming up with whatever suits my fancy that day.

I’m also trying to (in the end) cover each of the racks in the store — some racks have 2-5 genres/authors on them (like the Miller/Moore/Morrison/Creating Comics) rack — if I just do one book in each category as I have them at the store, then I’d be at like 28 books from just that.

Some of them are easier than others. For example, today I think I’m eyeing the “licensed comics” rack, and that’s a pretty hard one in a lot of ways — most licensed comics actually, um, kinda stink.

Generally speaking they don’t put “A List talent” on licensed books, though every once in a while they do. On today’s installment, they did. Find out what it is, after the jump!

(And just for the record, what I call “licensed” is anything that isn’t NATIVELY comics — something that started as a TV show or novel or movie or that kind of thing)

(We don’t put all licensed comics in the licensed section, though — for example something like HELLRAISER is in the “horror” section, while BUFFY would be on the “Joss Whedon” rack, and so on and so forth)

Anyway, A-list talents, etc….

Pretty much the last people you’d expect to see doing a STAR TREK comic were Chris Claremont and Adam Hughes (!), yet in the early 90s that’s exactly what happened on STAR TREK: DEBT OF HONOR.

Set right after ST IV: THE VOYAGE HOME (thus: the best post-TOS period), DEBT OF HONOR is, at the least, the god-damn prettiest STAR TREK comic you’ve ever seen in your life. That Hughes kid shure can draw!

The book suffers a little bit from Claremont-itis, but there isn’t any Psychic Rape at least, so that’s a plus. On the other hand, there IS a sizable lift from ALIEN, but at least this is a milieu in which that works reasonably well.

Ugh, I’m crazy today, store’s been insanely busy (I started writing this at 10:45 am, and it is now just after 6), and we got our School Assignments for Ben’s kindergarten (didn’t get even one of the seven schools we wanted, sigh), so, screw it, I’m going to leave it right there. There WON’T be one of these tomorrow (I *need* a day away from thinking about comics this week), but I’m going to try and get two up on Monday…

Sorry this one was so shitty and half-written. I still like the comic…

-B

 

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